Crime Scene Conspiracy by Jessica Patch had a pretty good storyline. Firstly, I liked the unique job description for Stone and his family. Second, I found his brother’s scars and background had made for interesting stories, and I hope to read more of them. Third, Stone’s patience with Emily put the romance into this romantic suspense.
Emily had great quips and was a strong female lead, but I found that she wasn’t able to back up her words as well, giving a blood-curdling scream when cornered in her boss’s home, for one, and then her decision to let Cara leave after the revelation about the girl who fell down the stairs. I know that wasn’t a fighting moment, but suggesting some sort of coverage or protection (and then Cara could decline it) would have made her a more thorough and thoughtful investigator. These little suggestions would have made me tip my cowgirl hat to her.
I love the reader’s note at the end of the book and appreciate the faith woven into the story.
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, for giving me an ARC copy of this book to read and review. All of these thoughts and comments are my own.
Too many mysterious deaths.
Not enough clues.
A string of staged deaths forces Texas Ranger Emily O’Connell on a covert mission to investigate a governor’s connection to the deceased women. She doesn’t trust anyone—including crime scene cleaner Stone Spencer. But when Emily’s questioning makes her the serial killer’s next target, she must turn to ex-ranger Stone for help. With threats at every turn, outrunning a merciless villain could be the last thing they do.
From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
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